A Man of Fashion in Wintertime
Happy New Year again 2014
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A Fashion Curiosity Nov. 18, 2013
Halloween 11-3-2013

A Man of Fashion in Wintertime



Gilbert Stuart (1755 – 1828)

 

This nattily dressed gentleman is William Grant, painted by Gilbert Stuart in London while he was apprenticing with the renowned Benjamin West.

Widely known for his iconic portrait of George Washington, it is this portrait that propelled him into fame.
Initially establishing himself as a portraitist, Stuart was at first reluctant to paint a full figure.
He felt most comfortable painting portraits of subjects not below ‘the fifth button’.
Luckily, Gilbert rallied and turned out a painting that garnered immediate fame.
This painting was a trail-blazer, a look truly different for the era.

I love this painting as it portrays a character who’s attitude is beyond cool!

The man who painted the Father of Our Country (George Washington), gives us this…

The man who painted the Father of Our Country (George Washington), gives us this…

 

 

© Cynthia Altoriso 2012